"I would like to thank you very much for the huge support you have given me again in my fundraising campaign for the U23 World Rowing Championships. This has required me spending four months away from Christchurch and a month away in Europe. I really appreciate your generosity and this support enables me to continue studying at Lincoln University and rowing for New Zealand."
Sam, (Coxswain, NZ Under 23 Rowing Team)
"Your grant helped to pay my subscription and club activity costs, to enable me to compete with the McVicar Senior Marching Team."
Shontae 15 years (Marching)
"Thank you for the financial assistance you gave me, which helped me to go on the Leaps and Bounds course with my Mum, at Outward Bound. This experience helped me get back outdoors again after the earthquakes, and also spend bonding time with my Mum."
Hayley, 15 years
"With your financial support, I was able to pay for my uniform and equipment costs, to represent NZ at the Judo Oceania Champs."
James, 18 years (Judo)
"The Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Trust provided Kayne with a specially designed, new tricycle."
"We love to go riding as a family, however Kayne's special needs prevented him from being able to do this. His beautiful new bike has given Kanye (10 years old) freedom, the opportunity to be included and involved in the community and the chance to be like every other little boy."
"I would like to say many thanks for your support in helping to fund some of my costs for me to go on the Japan Rugby Tour. I am excited to go to Japan and play against the Japan Deaf Rugby Team. This will be a fantastic experience for me."
Herbie, 24 years (NZ Deaf Rugby Team)
"Thank you for all your support and the financial contribution, which helped Imke fulfill her dream of dancing for NZ in the World Dance Championships in Hollywood."
"We were the only club without a sound system for synchronised swimming. Our sport relies on music for practise and competition. Thank you for helping us to purchase this piece of equipment."
Joan, (Small Strokes Synchro Club)
"A grant from the SRHST has allowed our team to participate in the NZ Tag Football Nationals. Your grant assisted us to pay for the team uniforms."
Luaao, (Canterbury U21 Tag Football Team)
"Thank you for your grant, which helped me to pay my tuition fees for rhythmic gymnastics. I have been fortunate enough to represent NZ this year in two overseas events, which put a lot of financial hardship on my parents."
Anna, 13 years (Rhythmic Gymnastics)